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Alzheimer's Disease Research Centers

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) funds 33 Alzheimer's Disease Research Centers (ADRCs) at major medical institutions across the United States. Researchers at these Centers are working to translate research advances into improved diagnosis and care for people with Alzheimer's disease, as well as working to find a treatment or way to prevent Alzheimer's and other types of dementia. In addition, NIA funds four Exploratory ADRCs that are designed to expand and diversify research and education opportunities to new areas of the country, new populations, and new areas of science and approaches to research.

For people and families affected by Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, the ADRCs offer:

  • Help with obtaining diagnosis and medical management
  • Information about Alzheimer's and related dementias, services, and resources
  • Opportunities for volunteers to participate in clinical trials and studies and research registries
  • Support groups and other special programs for volunteers and their families

Find an Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) or Exploratory Center

Map of the United States, that is color coded, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas Washington, and Wisconsin are shaded in dark blue and are an NIA designated center. Alabama, New Mexico, Nevada, and Tennessee are shaded in light blue and are an exploratory center.

ADRC Directory

Alabama

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Erik Roberson, M.D., Ph.D., Director
UAB Exploratory Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
Sparks Center, SC 640
1720 Seventh Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294
Website: UAB Exploratory Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
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Email:

Information line: 205-996-3679
Director’s phone: 205-996-9486

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Arizona

Arizona Alzheimer's Disease Center

Eric Reiman, M.D., Director
Arizona Alzheimer's Consortium
Arizona State University, Phoenix and Tempe
Banner Alzheimer's Institute, Phoenix and Tucson
Banner Sun Health Research Institute, Phoenix
Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix
Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix
Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), Phoenix
University of Arizona, Tucson
WebsiteArizona Alzheimer's Disease Center
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EmailADRC email
Information line: 602-839-6900

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California

Stanford University

Victor W. Henderson, M.D., M.S., Director
Stanford Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
213 Quarry Road
Palo Alto, CA 94305
Website: Stanford Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
EmailADRC email
Information line: 650-721-2409
Director's phone: 650-723-6469

University of California, Davis

Charles S. DeCarli, M.D., Director
Alzheimer's Disease Center
University of California, Davis Medical Center
4860 Y Street, Suite 3900
Sacramento, CA 95817-4540
Website: UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
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Email: Director Charles S. DeCarli email
Information line: 916-734-5496
Director's phone: 916-734-8413

Satellite Center:
UC Davis East Bay

David K. Johnson, M.A., Ph.D., Director
100 North Wiget Lane, Suite 150
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
EmailDirector David K. Johnson email
Information line: 925-357-6515

University of California, Irvine

Frank LaFerla, Ph.D., Director
Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
University of California, Irvine
2642 Biological Sciences III
Irvine, CA 92697-4545
Website: Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at UCI MIND
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EmailDirector Frank LaFerla email
Information line: 949-824-3253
Director's phone: 949-824-5315

University of California, San Diego

James Brewer, M.D., Ph.D., Director
Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
9444 Medical Center Drive, Suite 1-100
La Jolla, CA 92037-0948
WebsiteUC San Diego Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
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Email:

Information line: 858-822-4800
Director's phone: 858-534-1237

Satellite Center:
UC San Diego Hispanic Satellite and Outreach

James Brewer, M.D., Ph.D., Director
South Bay Latino Research Center
780 Bay Blvd., Suite 200
Chula Vista, 91910
Social mediaUC San Diego Hispanic Satellite and Outreach on Facebook
Email: Director James Brewer email
Information line: 510-606-0185
Director's phone: 858-534-1237

University of California, San Francisco

Gil Rabinovici, M.D., Director
Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
University of California, San Francisco Memory and Aging Center
675 Nelson Rising Lane, Suite 190
San Francisco, CA 94143
WebsiteUC San Francisco Memory and Aging Center
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Email:

Information line: 415-476-3722

University of Southern California

Helena Chui, M.D., Director
Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
University of Southern California
Healthcare Consultation Center II
1520 San Pablo Street, Suite 3000
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Website: Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at USC
Social media:

EmailADRC email
Information line: 323-442-7600

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Connecticut

Yale University

Stephen Strittmatter, M.D., Ph.D., Director
Christopher Van Dyck, M.D., Director
Yale University Alzheimer's Disease Center
295 Congress Ave, BCMM 436D
New Haven CT 06519
Website: Yale Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
EmailADRC email
Information line: 203-785-4736

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Florida

Mayo Clinic

Ronald C. Petersen, M.D., Ph.D., Director
Memory Disorder Clinic
4500 San Pablo Road
Jacksonville, FL 32224
Website: Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at Mayo Clinic
Information line: 904-953-6523

* The Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center has two branches, one in Jacksonville, FL and one in Rochester, MN.

University of Florida Alzheimer's Disease Center

Dr. Glenn Smith, Ph.D., ABPP, Director
University of Florida, Gainesville
Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach
University of Miami, Miami
Florida International University, Miami
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton
Website: 1Florida Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Email:

Information line: 305-355-9080

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Georgia

Emory University

Allan I. Levey, M.D., Ph.D., Director
Goizueta Alzheimer's Disease Center
Emory Brain Health Center
6 Executive Park Drive NE
2nd Floor
Atlanta, GA 30329
Website: Emory University Goizueta Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
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Email:

Front desk: 404-712-0367
Research enrollment: 404-727-6050
Director's phone: 404-727-7220

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Illinois

Northwestern University

Robert Vassar, Ph.D., Director
Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease
Feinberg School of Medicine
300 E. Superior Street, Tarry 8
Chicago, IL 60611
Website: Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Email:

Information line: 312-908-9339
Director's phone: 312-908-9339

Rush University Medical Center

Julie A. Schneider, M.D. M.S., Director
Rush University Medical Center
Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center
1750 W. Harrison, Suite 1000
Chicago IL 60612
WebsiteRush Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (RADC)
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Email:

Information line: 312-942-2028

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Indiana

Indiana University

Andrew Saykin, PsyD., Director
Indiana Alzheimer Disease Research Center
IU Health Neuroscience Center
Indiana University School of Medicine
355 West 16th Street
Goodman Hall, Suite 4100
Indianapolis, IN 46202
WebsiteIndiana Alzheimer Disease Research Center
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EmailADRC email

Information Line: 317-963-5500
Director's phone: 317-963-7501

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Kansas

University of Kansas

Russell H. Swerdlow, M.D., Director
KU Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
KU Clinical Research Center
4350 Shawnee Mission Parkway
Fairway, KS 66205
WebsiteKU Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
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Email

Information line: 913-588-0555

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Kentucky

University of Kentucky

Linda Van Eldik, Ph.D., Director
University of Kentucky Alzheimer's Disease Center
Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Clinic
789 South Limestone Street, Rm 565
Lexington, KY 40536-0596
Website: University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA)

Social media:

Information line: 859-323-5550

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Maryland

The Johns Hopkins University

Marilyn Albert, Ph.D., Director
Johns Hopkins Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
1620 McElderry Street
Baltimore, MD 21205
WebsiteJohns Hopkins Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
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Email:

Information line: 410-550-6337

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Massachusetts

Boston University

Ann McKee, M.D., Director
Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
72 East Concord Street,
L-5 Instructional building
Boston, MA 02118
WebsiteBoston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center
Social media:

EmailADRC email
Information line: 508-322-0875
Director's phone: 617-358-5991

Massachusetts General Hospital

Bradley T. Hyman, M.D., Ph.D., Director
Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School
114 16th Street, #2011
Mass General Hospital
Charlestown, MA 02129
Website: Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Social media:

EmailADRC email
Information line: 617-278-0600

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Michigan

University of Michigan

Henry Paulson, M.D., Ph.D., Director
University of Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Center, Ann Arbor
Wayne State University, Detroit
Michigan State University, Lansing and Grand Rapids
WebsiteUniversity of Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Center, Ann Arbor
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EmailADRC email
Information line: 734-936-8803

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Minnesota

Mayo Clinic*

Ronald C. Petersen, M.D., Ph.D., Director
Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Department of Neurology
200 1st Street S.W.
Rochester, MN 55905
Website: Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at Mayo Clinic
Information line: 507-284-1324

* The Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center has two branches, one in Rochester, MN and one in Jacksonville, FL.

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Missouri

Washington University in St. Louis

John C. Morris, M.D., Director
Knight Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
4488 Forest Park Avenue, Suite 101
St. Louis, MO 63108
WebsiteKnight Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
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Information line: 314-286-2683

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Nevada

Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

Justin B. Miller, Ph.D., Director
Nevada Exploratory Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
888 W. Bonneville
Las Vegas, NV 89106
Website: Nevada Exploratory Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Social media:

EmailADRC email
Information line: 702-701-7972
Research recruitment line: 702-701-7944

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New Mexico

University of New Mexico

Gary Rosenberg, M.D., Director
New Mexico Exploratory Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
Clinical Neuroscience Center
1101 Yale NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Website: UNM Memory & Aging Clinic
EmailADRC email
Information lines: 505-272-3315
Director’s phone: 505-272-3315

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New York

Columbia University

Scott A. Small, M.D., Director
Columbia University Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Sergievsky Center
622 West 168th Ph 18, Suite 400
New York, NY 10032
WebsiteColumbia University Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
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Email: Director Scott A. Small email 
Information line: 212-305-2447

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Mary Sano, Ph.D., Director
Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Department of Psychiatry
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
One Gustave Levy Place, Box 1230
New York, NY 10029
Website: Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at the Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
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Email:

Information line: 212-241-8329

New York University

Thomas Wisniewski, M.D., Director
NYU Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Center for Cognitive Neurology
145 East 32nd Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10016
WebsiteNYU Langone's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Information line: 212-263-8088
Director's phone: 212-263-3210

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North Carolina

Duke/University of North Carolina

Heather Whitson, M.D., Director
Duke University, Durham
Email: Director Heather Whitson email 
Director's phone: 919-660-7500
Gwenn Garden, M.D., Ph.D., Director
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Email: Director Gwenn Garden email
Website: Duke/University of North Carolina Alzheimer's Disease Research
EmailADRC email
Information line: 919-660-2340

Wake Forest University

Suzanne Craft, Ph.D., Director
Sticht Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer's Prevention
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157
WebsiteWake Forest Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC)
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Email:

Information line: 336-716-6463 or 855-381-6463
Director's phone: 412-647-1170

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Ohio

Cleveland Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

James B. Leverenz, M.D., Director
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland
Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Cleveland
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland
WebsiteCleveland Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Information line: 833-311-2372
EmailADRC email

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Oregon

Oregon Health and Science University

Jeffrey Kaye, M.D., Director
Layton Aging and Alzheimer's Disease Center
Mail Code 131
3181 Southwest Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR 97239-3098
WebsiteLayton Aging and Alzheimer's Disease Center
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Email: Director Jeffrey Kaye email 
Information line: 503-494-6370
Director's phone: 503-494-6976

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Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania

David A. Wolk, M.D., Director
University of Pennsylvania Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (Penn ADRC)
University of Pennsylvania
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, South Pavilion 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Website

Social media:

Information line: 215-349-8226

University of Pittsburgh

Oscar Lopez, M.D., Director
Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
UPMC Montefiore, 4th floor, Suite 421
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Website: University of Pittsburg Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
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Email:

Information line: 412-692-2700

Satellite Center:
Alzheimer's Outreach & Resource Center

Hill House Association
Oscar Lopez, M.D., Director
1835 Centre Avenue, Suite 230
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Website: University of Pittsburg Alzheimer's Outreach & Resource Center
Email: Director Oscar Lopez email 
Information line: 412-261-0742

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Tennessee

Vanderbilt University

Angela Jefferson, Ph.D., Director
Vanderbilt Exploratory Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer’s Center
at Vanderbilt University Medical Center
1207 17th Ave. South
Nashville, TN 37212
WebsiteVanderbilt Memory Alzheimer's Center
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Email:

Information line: 615-322-8676
Director’s phone: 615-322-8230

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Texas

South Texas Alzheimer's Disease Center (STAC)

Sudha Seshadri, M.D., Director
The University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio
WebsiteUT Health San Antonio, South Texas Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Email: Director Sudha Seshadri email 
Gladys Maestre, M.D., Ph.D., Co-Director
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
WebsiteThe University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center for Minority Aging Research
Email: Director Gladys Maestre email 
Information line: 210-450-9960 or 210-258-4605

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Washington

University of Washington

Thomas Grabowski, M.D., Director
University of Washington Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Harborview Medical Center
Box 359791
325 9th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
WebsiteUniversity of Washington Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
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EmailADRC email
Information line: 855-744-0588

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Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin

Sanjay Asthana, M.D., Director
Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
600 Highland Avenue
J5/1 Mezzanine
Madison, WI 53792-2420
WebsiteWisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
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Email:

Information line: 608-265-0407
Director's phone: 608-265-5862

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National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center (NACC)

The Center coordinates data collection and fosters collaborative research among ADRCs.

Walter Kukull, Ph.D., Director
National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center
4311 11th Avenue NE, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98105
WebsiteNational Alzheimer's Coordinating Center
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EmailNational Alzheimer's Coordinating Center Walter Kukull email 
Information line: 206-543-8637

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